I have been on LinkedIn for about a week. I have 27 connections. I'm not sure how that number stacks up compared to people who have had their profiles for a longer time. I have seen profiles with 300-500 connections. I find it quirky that LinkedIn will suggest you apply for jobs that it has deemed related to your field. Often you cannot read the job description until you log into another website because yeah I need more passwords to remember. Once you read the job posting it often isn't something you are qualified for or interested in. Some of the suggestions are laughably far of the mark. Another facet of the site that can be bothersome is LinkedIn's seeming inability to allow for unemployment. The site prompts me near daily to enter my current position as if silly me, I just forgot I was going to work this whole time. When you register for LinkedIn you are asked if you are job hunting. While this isn't the case for all people I think its fairly logical that if I am looking for a job it could be because I lack one. At the very least I think listing unemployed should be a possibility, I'm perfectly capable of berating myself for my jobless state without LinkedIn's help.
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When you are out of work people love to tell you to volunteer at the library for the experience and to keep busy. I have a mental block about doing library work for free so I've started volunteering with the George Rogers Clark Heritage Association. Initially I was to be setting things up to synchronize their social media a bit more; adding Instagram and hashtags. Now it looks like I will be helping to update the brochure for The Fair at New Boston.
Looking for more good news coming down the pike.
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